Automated NeoGraft Hair Transplant Technology
NeoGraft is a hair transplant system used to extract and implant hair to reverse hair loss in patients. Its groundbreaking technology leads the market in achieving natural looking results with an easy, minimally invasive procedure entirely free of a linear scar line. And now this Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) hair restoration method is automated.
Extracting the Hair Follicles
This is how it works: The NeoGraft device uses a motorized punch that gently rotates around each individual graft in a perfectly cylindrical shape. Rotation of the punch can be precisely adjusted to accommodate for different skin types. Next, the NeoGraft device uses controlled pneumatic pressure (suction) to slide out the follicles smoothly and uniformly, so there is no pulling and twisting as with forceps (which can put the follicle at risk for damage). The strength of suction can be adjusted to accommodate different skin types and various sizes of punches. The grafts extracted by the contra-angled (angle allows for direct visualization of the direction of hair growth) tool of the NeoGraft device are of consistent and excellent quality.
Another benefit to the way that the grafts are extracted and withdrawn from the donor area is that each graft is uniform, which makes the automated implantation of the graft much easier. With each graft precisely the same size and cylindrical shape of the recipient site, NeoGraft eliminates the “pop corn” or “ping pong” effect when using forceps. The grafts are collected in a small collection canister that gently and frequently mists grafts with sterile saline to keep them moist during the harvesting process until they are ready for implantation.
Implanting the Hair Follicles
The recipient sites are prepared to the exact length of the harvested grafts and the grafts are inserted with the NeoGraft controlled pneumatic pressure implantation hand piece. This ensures that the grafts are implanted to the exact depth leaving a smooth level recipient surface and preventing any ingrown or exposed follicles. After the grafts have been separated from the canister, the grafts are withdrawn, or auto-loaded, into an implantation canula using negative pneumatic pressure. Once they are in the canula the follicles are advanced (inserted) into the recipient site with the utmost precision using positive pneumatic pressure.